Aizawl (zoramobserver.com): A special court in Aizawl on Wednesday granted bail to former Chief Information Commissioner Robert Hrangdawla, who has been arrested on October 4 in drug trafficking case.
The retired IAS officer applied bail before a special court on October 11 and his advocate had pleaded that his client was suffering from diabetes and submitted medical prescription and laboratory investigation report in support of his claim.
However, the court rejected the bail plea on the ground that the medical report should be obtained from jail doctors and that the convict was not taken out from jail for medical investigation.
Special Drugs and Cosmetics Act court judge Vanlalenmawia ruled that the health condition of the accused should be examined within two days after which the bail plea would be heard again after the opinion of the medical experts are available.
The bail plea of Hrangdawla was heard on Wednesday, 5 days after the earlier schedule when medical board submitted medical investigation report to the special court.
Special Drugs and Cosmetics Act court judge Vanlalenmawia released the convict on bail on medical ground and that he was a retired IAS officer who have served the country for several years and that he has already crossed 70 years.
The court instructed him not to- commit any crime, do anything which can hinders investigation process and leave Aizawl without the court permission.
Hrangdawla was arrested by the State Health Department’s Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) officials at Lengpui airport on 22 February this year along with 10 lakh tablets of Centri-P medicine. The consignment was sent by a Dheradun based Cooper Pharma Limited to be delivered to R&R medicare owned by Hrangdawla.
He was later produced before the court of the Aizawl District and Sessions Judge Lucy Lalrinthari, who remanded him to judicial custody.
The accused was produced before Special Court, Drugs & Cosmetics Act Judge Vanlalenmawia on 4 October and was booked under The Drugs and Cosmetics Act. He along with his worker Lalchhanmawia were sent to central jail.